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Performing Englishness: Postnational Nostalgia in Lark Rise to Candleford and Parade's End

Libro: Emotions in Contemporary TV Series
Lugar de Edición: Houndmills
Editorial: Palgrave MacMillan  
Fecha de publicación: 2016
Página Inicial - Final: 118 - 133
ISBN: 978-1-137-56885-4
Resumen: Cultural identity in England has been a major concern since the end of the Second World War. As the historian Linda Colley argues, `the identity of Britain only began to be seriously investigated (as distinct from being taken for granted) after the Second World War, a time when peace and imperial retreat fostered a highly introverted view of the British past¿ (311). During the twentieth century, several issues ¿ among them, the last vestiges of the Empire, economic decline, and social change ¿ seriously undermined the classic sense of English identity (Kumar 250¿1). Moreover, Britain appears to be currently immersed in a postnational era marked by the challenges of globalization, Europeanization and internal devolution. In this context, an analysis of the contemporary cultural forms that evoke an acute national sense through a highly idealized English way of life will allow us to understand the reasons why and how nostalgia protagonizes these representations